Vanessa Meachen, Dedicated Amateur

I’ve done so many ‘About Me’ pages in my lifetime, and they’re all different, and the me I was then is never the me I am now.

Anyhoo. I’m in my mid-forties, I work in the not-for-profit and philanthropic sector and I live in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia with my long-time partner and our cat. I like knitting, reading, spending way too much time on Teh Internets and hanging out with good friends. I also like travel. I enjoy seeing patterns, Finding Out Stuff and then Telling People Stuff.

I want the world to be a better place. Sometimes I actively work towards this goal. Other times I persuade myself that I’m doing enough via my job.

I’ve been online since the early 90s, when I was finishing uni. Online communities – first in the person of Usenet news – drew me in. At various times in my lifeĀ  – online and off – I’ve become passionately interested in something and immersed myself in it for a time.

The current obsessive interests are knitting, genealogy, travel and history and trying to identify the unidentified. But as I always do, I’ll keep making myself up as I go along.

I’m also on Metafilter, LinkedIn, Twitter, GoodReads, and a bunch of other places.

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